Tuesday, May 21, 2013

The Little RV has been Dropped Off and Tornadoes

Please keep Oklahoma in your hearts and prayers while they attempt to recover from the awful storms they have suffered.  

Yesterday evening around 7:10 I got an emergency alert on my cell phone stating "Tornado warning, take cover immediately."  Exactly where does one take cover in an RV.  We do have a basement but I don't think that would work.

We decided that if the worst appeared, we'd run for the truck and drive like the devil was chasing us.  

Within a few minutes our satellite went out and the wind really kicked up.  We rode out Super-storm Sandy in Connecticut in the Little RV and these winds were just as strong but they were straight line winds and really rocked the Little RV.  Then came some serious rain and hail.  

While all of this was happening I was watching the skyline out the window just in case.  I did see funnels forming several times but they broke apart before anything ugly happened.  The warning was lifted at 7:45 and we relaxed a little but there was a watch until 3am. 
This morning we were up at 6 am because we had to pack and get ready to drop off the Little RV.  Unfortunately, the weather was awful this morning as well.  Poor Rob had to do all of the tank flushing and putting things away in a driving rain with some pretty loud thunder to accompany him.  I hauled our hotel stuff to the truck and we got hitched up and headed for the RV Service center.  We were both soaked and really cold.  I'm not sure how we managed it but we were 30 minutes early for our 9 am appointment time.   

Long story short, we are now checked into our hotel, the Little RV is inside getting her belly opened up and her parts replaced.  It's basically a black tank transplant with all of the associated parts being replaced as well.  We are hopeful we will only be in the hotel one or two nights.  

Grant has repeatedly voiced his displeasure at the situation.  Every noise causes him to bark.  Hopefully they won't throw us out on our ears!


  1. I thought about you all when the storms came through last night. Sounds like most if the storms are on their way out of the area m

    Yes, many prayers are needed for everyone in Oklahoma that lost loved ones and their homes and belongings. The sister of one of the girls at work lost their home and all they own. Another had a relative that suffered severe damage to their home. One of the guts at work went to elementary school at one of the schools hit. So close to us to not have so many connections to the devastation.

    1. Thank you for thinking of us. We are doing fine. Even Grant is doing OK this evening. It is heartbreaking to see the damage that was done. They seem like very strong people and all say they will rebuild.

    2. I promise I proof read the post before I hit publish but evidently trying to post from an iPad and hurry to get supper ready after a long day of work is not when I do my best typing or proof reading.

      Yes, they will rebuild and recover never knowing when the next one has the potential to do severe damage. The 94 year old lady that lost her house completely for the second time was amazing. And the lady that rode out the storm in her bathroom with her dog only to end up covered in rubble without her dog was so touching. When the reporter she was talking to noticed the dog alive and buried in the rubble I wanted to cry watching them reunited.

      Stay safe.

  2. Bad storms are not a lot of fun in a travel trailer. I have sit through a lot of them and know. I thought we would blow over a few times even with the stabalizes down. The motor-home I have now isn't affected to that degree but it sure wouldn't hold up to what hit Oklahoma.

    1. Dizzy,
      We have the Level-up system with six stabilizers. I think that has been an advantage in some of these storms. They say the storms are over for a few days and as soon as we get the Little RV out of the hospital, we're outta here!